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Ascension Parish, Louisiana


Jambalaya Capital of the World

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Statistics & Facts

The Louisiana state capital is Baton Rouge.
The population of Gonzales is approximately 9,553 (2009), 9781 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,332 (2000), 3673 (2010).
The amount of land area in Gonzales is 21.7 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Gonzales is 8.4 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.161 sq kilometers.
The distance from Gonzales to Washington DC is 1008 miles.
The distance to the Louisiana state capital is 20 miles. (as the crow flies)
Gonzales is positioned 30.21 degrees north of the equator and 90.92 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Gonzales elevation is 10.5 feet above sea level.
Gonzales per capita income is $ 22,049 (2009).
Gonzales median income is $ 45,186 (2009).
The Gonzales median home price is $ 134,488 (2009).
Gonzales average annual rainfall is 62.9 inches per year
Gonzales average temperature is 72 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 58.7 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 79.4 degrees F.


in eastern Louisiana between Baton Rouge and New Orleans along the Mississippi River. Other nearby communities include: Sorrento, Port Vincent, French Settlement, Donaldsonville, St. Gabriel, Old Jefferson, Village St George and Shenandoah.

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History & History Related Items

The Gonzales area was first settled in the mid-1800's by mainly French and Spanish settlers. A small settlement grew up here which was known as Gonzales after the former Sheriff, Joseph Gonzales and his son, Tee-Joe, who ran the general store and post office. Later, in 1906, it was incorporated as a village and officially named Gonzales. On 4 May 1952, the village became an official town, the town of Gonzales. Finally, in March of 1977, the town became an incorporated city.

Here is a history page for Gonzales.
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The Jambalaya Festival is held each year in May with lots of great food and more

Tee Joe Gonzales Museum
The home of the Gonzales family.
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Economy & Industry

Ascension Economic Development Corp
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Gonzales City Government

City of Gonzales
120 South Irma Boulevard
Gonzales, Louisiana 70737
Phone: 225-647-2841

Gonzales has a Mayor-Council form of government

Gonzales Chamber

Ascension Chamber Of Commerce
1006 W Highway 30
Gonzales LA 70737
Phone: 225-647-7487

Gonzales Community News

The Weekly Citizen is a local Gonzales newspaper.
231 W. Cornerview St.
Gonzales, LA 70737

Gonzales Organizations

Ascension Chamber Of Commerce
1006 W Highway 30
Gonzales LA 70737
Phone: 225-647-7487

Gonzales Libraries

Ascension Parish Library
708 S. Irma Blvd.
Gonzales, LA 70737
Phone: 225-647-3955

Gonzales Schools

Ascension Parish School Board
P.O. Box 189
1100 Webster Street
Donaldsonville, LA 70346
Phone: 225-391-7000 Gonzales


The population of Gonzales was:
1970 - 4,512
1980 - 6,891
1990 - 7,003
2000 - 8,156
2009 - 9,553

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 2,783
2000 - 3,332

Median Household Income:
2000 - $ 38,173
2009 - $ 45,186

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $ 17,690
2009 - $ 22,049

Median House Value:
2000 - $ 87,000
2009 - $ 134,488

Gonzales is located in the Central Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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